|Character- Crime Smasher|
Created by: Rodney Lockett
Art by Joe de Santos
Irongate Universe #8
|Real Name: Sam Marshall |
Born in: USA
Ethical alliance: Good
During WWII, the Cosmic entity known as Copernicus was passing by Earth and noticed the war brewing below. Feeling the need to be entertained, he began watching the earthling fighting one another.
He became fascinated with one particular human. This human, who went by the name Crime Smasher, was fighting superpowered beings and holding his own, although he himself had no special abilities. He was an ordinary human trained in multiple fighting styles, who had decided to help the Allies fight the Axis. He was no different from the other ordinary humans fighting alongside him, but where most fell to the outmatched abilities of their opponents, Crime Smasher managed to survive what seemed to be impossible odds. Unfortunately, luck and skills can only go so far.
The battle raged on for nearly a day, and Crime Smasher was tiring from the incessant onslaught of the enemies, and when the enemy received reinforcements, they sent out a final assault over their weakened opponents.
As brave as the Allies had been, the tide suddenly turned and the Allies were overwhelmed. Crime Smasher fought to his last breath, but eventually fell to multiple deadly wounds.
Copernicus was saddened. He had become quite fond of this human, and knew he had to act quickly if he did not want him to die. He used the cosmic energy within himself to heal Crime Smasher's wounds. However, Copernicus had not taken into account the fragility of the human body. The cosmic energy was so powerful that it left the human in a coma for 20 years.
When he awoke, he hadn't aged a day. He did not remember what had happened to him, but was upset that he had not been there to see the war end. He also discovered that, somehow, he had been changed. How it had happened would remain a mystery for some time. In the meantime, he would need to adjust to this new reality. He now had super strength, invulnerability, and he could fly. He would continue to be Crime Smasher.
Super Strength: Crime Smasher strength enables him to lift weights in the 100 ton range, but if he were to combine his speed and invulnerability, he could level an entire city by crashing into it like a meteor.
Invulnerability: As of now, he seems to be invulnerable to everything.
Space travel: He has the ability to travel interplanetary space.
Flight: He can fly at point five light-speed, enabling him to reach most planets within a day.
Martial arts: He has mastered most forms of combat.